Professor, Construction Management; Adjunct Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research Interests: Construction project management, housing, sustainable/green construction, international aspects related to above areas.
PhD in civil engineering (construction engineering and management) from Penn State University.
Matt Syal serves as a Professor of Construction Management at the School of Planning, Design and Construction. He is a LEED® accredited professional and received his PhD in Civil Engineering (Construction Engineering and Management) from Penn State University. Prior to joining the academic world in 1988, he worked in the construction industry in the U.S., India, the Middle East and Africa. Professor Syal has conducted research and outreach projects, and published extensively in the areas of Construction Project Management, Housing and the Sustainable Built Environment. He has been involved in more than 50 research and outreach projects funded by the industry, U.S. state and national government agencies, foundations and international agencies. Professor Syal has published more than 100 refereed/professional papers and more than 50 project reports/monographs. In addition, he has served as an advisor or consultant to more than 25 industry and government organizations in the U.S. and worldwide.